• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14
  15. 15
  16. 16
  17. 17
  18. 18
  19. 19
  20. 20
  21. 21

Bioclimatic architecture

Extracts from this document...


" (...) the absolute necessity that, as global society, we are able to do more with less. That means that our buildings should not only consume less energy, but they must produce zero carbon and zero waste. Better yet, should collect more energy than they need to return it to the grid so that it can benefit everyone. " Norman Foster Introduction The passive use of the goods provided by nature has always been present in the behavior of both humans and animals, from the most basic attitudes, as food gathering or seeking protection from predators or from weather in caves, even the most sophisticated forms of exploitation of local materials for construction, or natural forms of energy such as wind for sailing, water courses for mills, etc. Of these, construction activities resulted, thanks to the experience handed down from generation to generation, which, based on the popular architecture, will become passive architecture and evolved bioclimatic. Usually it is called passive conditioning systems to those that are a constituent part of the building, whether design factors or basic building elements (walls, windows, roofing, etc..) or modified (greenhouses, galleries, basements, etc. .) In this way the building becomes, naturally, in the collection system, control, regulation, accumulation and distribution of energy needed by its occupants to live. Bioclimatic Architecture. Definition Bioclimatic architecture is an architecture adapted to the environment, an architecture that takes into account the visual impact and disruption it causes to nature, an architecture concerned about the pollution it generates, either solid (solid waste), liquid (water dirty) ...read more.


The direct recruitment problem is the absolute dependence of the daylight hours, which together with the uncontrolled accumulation process, which will occur on floors and walls, causing an uneven distribution of heat throughout the day. To solve these problems posed by the simple collection, new systems have been developed. These improvements focus primarily on the proper accumulation of energy that has passed through the glass, and adequate spatial and temporal distribution of that energy. Passive solar systems that act on these parameters are called greenhouse attached and Trombe wall. Both systems are very similar, making a much like energy function. Of these, the greenhouse provides the basic idea, to catch the energy from solar radiation to heat air mass, while the Trombe wall provides essentially the distribution of that heat up less space. The greenhouse attached as passive heating system behaves the same way that the Trombe wall. While openings in the wall separating the adjacent room remain the same, it can be a weak element which does not have accumulation functions, such as the largest area of floor is enough to transform solar energy into heat. This allows referred to as greenhouse attached to a double glazed gallery, a conventional terrace court or a distribution atrium. Summer conditions. Passive cooling and ventilation Design thinking in the summer conditions is much more difficult than for winter conditions, as there are no natural sources of cooling as an alternative to the sun. Overheating is a phenomenon that takes place throughout the year as a result of the transformation of radiant energy from solar thermal energy. ...read more.


2. Madrid campus justice: police court http://www.urbanity.es/2008/campus-justicia-madrid-juzgado-de-guardia-enguita-lasso-de-la-vega-azpilicueta/ The front surround is solved by a double skin, which is responsible for protecting the building. An inner skin of glass is the closing of each elliptical floor. A second skin, determined with glass fiber mesh white, wrap the whole. The outer casing can be transparent or opaque, let the air or not, depending on the finishes and coatings available. Each element of the facade was designed by its solar impact parameter, thereby opening or closing the web of fiberglass mesh can be reduced by up to 70% the incidence of sunlight on the facade. This will significantly reduce building energy consumption and increasing the level of environmental comfort, thus contributing to the overall sustainability of Justice Campus. 3. Eco-cybernetic city http://deurrutia.blogspot.com/2010/01/eco-cibernetic-city.html The City eco-cybernetic takes input from the nature, its forms and strategies of integration with the environment. Its self-sufficiency is not only limited in the energy aspect, by the integration of aerogenerators that take advantage of the airflows between the two towers, and to the obtaining water of the air, but also in the economic, social and environmental aspects by its flexibility and integration of uses in the 150 floors, that turn it into a "alive machine". This building integrate the communication networks, incorporating in its facade a system of photovoltaic lattices , that give energy to screens of led's, creating a facade multimedia that interacts with the changes of the atmosphere. Also the skin of the building is made by bio-climatic panels who apply nanotechnology for their cleaning, these panels allows to the growth of vegetation in their surface creating a green mantle that purifies the air that crosses this skin. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Architecture section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Architecture essays

  1. Tehran is the capital and largest city of Iran and is also the most ...

    reformist Grand Vizier, murdered in the royal gardens at Fin in 1852. Azadi Tower This tower which represents the city of Tehran is part of Azadi cultural complex which is located in Tehran's Azadi square in an area of some 5 hectares.

  2. Construction Technology

    Panel Building Systems Panel Building Systems comprise of walls, floors and roofs in the form of flat pre-engineered panels that are assembled at site to form the box like elements of the structure. This system having a variety of structural bearing panels/frames shaped and designed for direct interconnection with one another panel.

  1. Principles of buildability and sustainable construction

    (Benifit in effciency) 1. More productivity with fewer resources. (Benifit in effciency and economy) Benifits in terms of health are reduce the heavy work, less work pain, they keep CDM regulation properly, so they reduce the physical hazards, chemical hazards, biological hazards, mental hazards, electrical hazards, ergonomics etc.

  2. Romanesque vs. Gothic Architecture

    ________________ Characteristics The general impression given by Romanesque architecture, in both ecclesiastical and secular buildings, is one of massive solidity and strength. In contrast with both the preceding Roman and later Gothic architecture, Romanesque architecture, relies upon its walls, or sections of walls called piers.

  1. Interpretations of the Free Plan in Modern Architecture.

    The 3 Howe, Jeffery. LeCorbusier -- Villa Savoye. http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Corbu/savoye1.jpg (accessed May 24, 2013) 4 Courte histoire de l'architecture: partie 2, le modernisme. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/- Z51pekxpJig/TcK76hBcCuI/AAAAAAAAATM/cWmctYzGHpU/s1600/b2-plan+villa+savoye.jpg (accessed May 24, 2013). ________________ plan also followed the Golden Section by the division using squares and the position of ramps and entrances, without any structural constrains.

  2. Building Technology - selecting materials for floors and walls

    1. Carpet can be effective whilst being functional. A quality carpet will be more durable and last longer. 2. Carpet tiles can easily be replaced, and are quicker and more straightforward to install than carpet. 3. Vinyl has excellent water proof qualities and at the right quality can be very durable.

  1. How could materials, renewable technologies and adapted processes be used in future sustainable housing?

    less pressure on the far more complex issue of making the existing housing stock more energy efficient, while still meeting carbon reduction target? (Best Practice programme, 2002). Within the Wider Context of Climate Change Improving the energy our homes consume and waste through processes like heating and electricity, are Global

  2. The Grand Tour of the Eighteenth Century and its Influence on Architecture.

    He must also have seen Lansdowne House and the famous Fete pavilion at Epson Hall of 1774, the middle point in Roberts Adam?s career.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work